Andy Reid was on talkSport yesterday speaking on the regrets he holds over Stuart Pearce’s reign as manager of the club.
The man who made 262 appearances for Forest feels that he let Pearce down.
He told talkSport: “I let Stuart down around the place, I wasn’t in the right frame of mind.
“I struggled to come to terms with the fact that I probably wouldn’t play again.”
The brutally honest comments came as something of a shock to Forest fans who hold Reid in high regard.
A master of his trade, Reid netted 38 goals for Forest and but for injury would have played many more games during his career.
Under Pearce, there was a real sense that the Reds could grace the Premier League once again.
His side didn’t lose until October and sat top of the league for a long time at the start of the campaign.
A disastrous run of form, however, saw Forest – minus the injured Reid – slip well off the pace and Pearce eventually paid the ultimate price.
Despite that, Forest fans are not prepared to let Reid accept any of the blame.
Some supporters took to Twitter to support the apologetic Reid, following his talkSport appearance…
“I let Stuart down around the place, I wasn’t in the right frame of mind.”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) February 19, 2019
You didn’t let him down, you were a class act for #nffc a player who many of us enjoyed to watch time and time again, my only regret was never seeing you pull on a Forest shirt as a PL player, you deserved to
— Gareth D (@GarethJD81) February 19, 2019
Only good memories of you mate, keep your head up
— Mike…nffc (@nffcalways1) February 19, 2019
You’ve not let anyone down Reidy, you brought so much enjoyment to so many people, top man
— Rob Churchill (@NFFC_FanGroup) February 20, 2019
Never let anybody down Reidy. Forest legend in my eyes, absolute wizard!
— Nicky Long (@Nicky_Long) February 19, 2019
Admire your honesty but you didn’t let anyone down Reidy.
— Neil Blake (@NMBLAKE) February 19, 2019
The only person that let Stuart down was Fawaz!! You shouldn’t be so hard on yourself. We still love ya Reidy #NFFC
— liza woodward (@lizac79) February 19, 2019
You’ll always find a lot of love for Andy at the CG. My old man still talks about opportunities in games that Andy would have taken. Great left peg
— Mark Bradley (@bradder5) February 19, 2019
Nothing but respect for what you gave to forest @AndyReidXI You didn’t let anyone down.
— Paul Buttery (@PaulButtery2) February 20, 2019
Wand of a left foot. Always enjoyed watching you play. Remember watching your debut.
— Pete Rawlings (@PJRawlings) February 19, 2019